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COVID-19 outbreak halts in-person, election day voting for some northern communities

Saskatchewan’s general election.In-person advance and election day polls cannot be held safely within Peter Ballantyne First Nation communities due to a COVID-19 outbreak, says Elections Saskatchewan.

Community lockdown declared in Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation to stop COVID-19 On Sunday, the province sent out an alert through Saskatchewan’s Provincial Emergency Communication Centre alerting the affected areas of the change.Elections Saskatchewan says the decision was made in consultation with Chief Peter Beatty and council along with public health officials.Extraordinary voting will be offered to residents of these communities, but residents must apply within the next two days.“This will be your only opportunity to get a ballot,”.

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